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Realty Austin's Hippest Staycation Destinations

Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 10:26am. 2,162 Views, 0 Comments.

Realty Austin Staycations 2013 Image by Nonsenesensibility.com

Find yourself staring at your screensaver while everyone else is packing to get away to a tropical paradise? Are you looking for a getaway that doesn't necessarily take you away? Look no further than your own backyard. From the banks of Lake Travis to the bright lights of downtown, you can find the perfect staycation right here in Austin! Don't believe us? Check out Realty Austin's hippest staycation destinations to enjoy this season.



Realty Austin's Top Staycation Hotels in Austin, TX

South Congress Staycations

Hotel Saint Cecilia (pictured above)

Address: 112 Academy Drive, Austin TX 78704

Phone: 512.852.2400

Amongst the large oaks that adorn the property, visitors will find the unique

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How to Keep Up with 158 People Moving to Austin Per Day

Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 5:21pm. 5,492 Views, 0 Comments.

Keeping up with 158 People a day - Realty Austin Image by I'm Spacial

Two years ago, Mark Sprague, an Austin-based economist and State Director of Information Capital at Independence Title Company stated that approximately 158 people (40 families) were moving to Austin each and every day. With Austin topping countless year-end real estate, economic, and lifestyle lists in late 2012 and early 2013 (Forbes’ fastest growing cities, 2013), that number is pushing ever closer to 200. 158 people a day - at least. That means each day, Austin's real estate industry needs to grow to support 40 additional family-sized houses, our roads need to be able to support 65 additional cars, and our economy needs to support 40 more households

Austin is the poster-child for a city in growth.

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Things to Do in Austin in April 2013

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 9:47am. 3,046 Views, 0 Comments.

Things to Do In Austin In April GraphicIt's that time of the year — time to get out and enjoy the spring air and all of the events Austin has to offer in April! We have compiled a list of activities, festivals, races and more for you to participate in that are uniquely Austin.

The weather is warming up, and outdoor lovers and event seekers are ready to get out and about. Annual events such as Yoga In The Park and the Capitol 10K are some favorites, and there are plenty of other things to do outside, like volunteering at the Keep Austin Beutiful Clean Sweep or spending the day at the Zilker Garden Festival, to make this April in Austin one to remember!

April Fools Day

April 1

Passover Ends (at sunset)

April 2

Yoga In The Park (every Wednesday)

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Kids Summer Camps in Austin 2013

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 6:18pm. 7,049 Views, 2 Comments.

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Looking for Austin Summer camps for kids? Use our comprehensive guide to kids Summer camps in Central Texas to find the perfect ones for the kiddos in your family. Don't let the kids stay in all Summer, get them outdoors for some fun in the sun. From art to sports, music to dance, there's something for everyone this Summer. If you know of a great Summer camp for kids that's not on the list, leave a comment and we'll add it to the next edition.

Best Summer Camps in Austin

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Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) Laguna Gloria
3809 W 35th St, 78703
(512) 323-6380
Austin Children's Museum Summer Camps Austin Children's Museum
201 Colorado Street, 78701
(512) 472-2499
Creative Side Teen Jewelry Workshop Creative Side Studio

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Last-Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 4:41pm. 1,256 Views, 0 Comments.

Image of I Love You So Much outside of Jo's Coffee Shop on SoCo in Austin, TX

Didn't make reservations in time? Need last-minute Valentine's Day ideas? We can help you share Cupid's most famous day with these easy (and thoughtful) Valentine's Day activities in Austin. Any gesture can be a loving one as long as it's authentic to you and your significant other. Here are our favorite ways to share Valentine's Day with your SOS and avoid last-minute meltdowns.


Last-Minute Valentine's Day

Oasis Cantina Del Lago $99 couple
Enjoy dinner at the Sunset Capital of Texas! Reservations required (512) 266-2442
ACL-Live Presents Bob Schnieder Tickets still available
An evening with Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra featuring the Tosca Strings with Shakey Graves and Lex Land. Doors 6:30/Show

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A Quick Introduction to the Austin Storage Unit Scene

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 6:48pm. 2,934 Views, 0 Comments.

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For our movers and relocators out there, we regularly like to provide info and insight that will help expedite and smooth out the moving process. For starters, you can check out our comprehensive relocation section on our site. But if you're in need of more proprietary information, check back regularly to our blog for real estate updates, neighborhood tips, and the low-down on Austin culture. If you are moving, chances are you're going to need a storage unit.

Luckily, our friends over at Self Storage Deals, a great little company that helps folks find affordable storage units online, have all the information you could ever need to know - from how much space you'll need for your furniture, to how much you can expect

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10 New Year's Resolutions for Every Austinite

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 12:42pm. 3,894 Views, 0 Comments.

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Living in Austin, you gain certain experiences similar to others living in the same town.

For instance, you might think that every Austinite has been to Barton Springs, but you'd be surprised at how many Austinites have managed to avoid the Springs over the years.

Well, this post is for such an Austinite - the ones who have been here for a while but may have missed out on the particularly "Austin-y" things that make up the collective experiences of tried and true Austin townies. 

 

 

1. Take at Dip at Deep Eddy

Deep Eddy Pool

Image by organicclimber.com

This one is rudimentary. While it's no Barton Springs (Deep Eddy's bigger brother), Deep Eddy Pool is for those Austinites who like get a little fitness with their recreation. In fact,

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Don't Be a Clark Griswold - Realty Austin Infographic

Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 10:43am. 3,746 Views, 0 Comments.

As any experienced homeowner knows your Christmas lights display is an extension of your character, a public statement to those who live near you and the lucky few who pass by. So when that time of year rolls around, you've got a decision to make: do you want to be neighbor of year, or just another Clark Griswold? You decide.

Infographic for Realty Austin's Don't Be a Clark Griswold

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Green Building in Austin & Beyond

Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 11:28am. 1,736 Views, 0 Comments.

Photo of Green Building Austin, Solar Panels Photo by BoulderHomeSource.com

Amid some of the blowback from green living enthusiasts over the projected environmental impact of last weekend's F1 race, we thought it would be a good idea to touch upon green practices within the Austin real estate community. As our population continues to grow, so does the need for progressive residential and commercial building options.  It is important to understand our global environmental impact when building new homes and offices, especially in an era of new growth.  Green building is a practice that aims to be environmentally conscious and resource efficient while also keeping up with population and economic growth.  This overall philosophy is followed throughout the entire building process,

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Realty Austin's F1 Survival Kit

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 11:44pm. 2,499 Views, 0 Comments.

Formula 1 - Circuit of the Americas

Formula 1 is finally here! For the last year we’ve been hearing about F1 construction, Circuit of the Americas, and all the ups and downs that the commission has dealt with in getting COTA up and running. Well, now it’s here and Austin will go down on the map as the only city in the U.S. with a purpose-built Formula 1 Racing track. With nearly 100,000 out-of-towners descending upon Austin for race day, we’re here to give you a cut and dry guide on what belongs in your F1 Survival Kit to help get you through Austin’s inaugural F1 weekend.

November 16 – 18 is going to be packed with race activities. Friday through Saturday will feature several races and practice sessions before the United States Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. For those

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